Chicago mom wins $250,000 lottery prize

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Chicago single mother of three Marta Osorio says she feels "extremely blessed" after winning a $250,000 Illinois Lottery prize.

Osorio, 59, has lived in Illinois for 20 years and works in a pastry factory. She won the jackpot on the $250,000 Crossword instant ticket at the First Choice Market on East 91st Street after realizing she had forgotten to purchase eggs during her grocery shopping.

"It's a good thing I forgot the eggs, because when I want back to the store I bought my winning Crossword ticket," Osorio says. "Because of this Lottery win, I can finally buy a home for my family. I feel extremely blessed."

Osorio also plans to use her winnings to visit family in Honduras.
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